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Grief is bound to affect each one of us at some point in our live. It's normal. It's ok. Can be very different from person to person. And is so complex, in fact, that Elizabeth Kübler-Ross' original five stages of grief has evolved into seven.
Check out this article, written by Kimberly Holland, that walks through the five and seven stages, with examples.
For many people in Oregon, dealing with the wildfires has been especially difficult.
For those directly affected by the fires and evacuations, these traumatic events can bring feelings of stress, anxiety, grief, worry and anger. Even those who were not directly affected by fires and evacuations this year but have experienced them in the past may feel these emotions again. Seeing news reports or images of current fires or hearing about fires affecting loved ones can drive feelings like anxiety and stress.
Click the number below to be connected with the Safe + Strong Helpline; someone to talk to or find mental health resources.
A new film promises to open the conversation about family caregiving in America by focusing on a topic traditionally spoken of in whispers: mental health.
In the documentary "Hidden Wounds," writer and director Richard Lui introduces viewers to three families, including his own, to reveal the tightrope family caregivers walk, balancing their daily lives with caregiving duties.
The National Alliance for Caregiving’s Circle of Care library is a series of guidebooks dedicated to providing resources, support and information to caregivers caring for someone in a specific disease space. Part of an ongoing effort of NAC, these first three guidebooks were developed with the assistance of both patient-advocacy and consumer-facing partners:
Whether in a medical professional setting or personal homes, Caregivers are caring and caring takes energy, wisdom and compassion. This Caregiver Blog is here to give you insight, encouragement and tools, not just to give care but to survive and thrive while doing it.